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Implementing Change, Advancing Care for Women’s Mental Health

With approximately 25 percent of the patients admitted into the Klarman Eating Disorders Center having a co-occurring substance abuse issue, Esther Dechant, MD, medical director for the program, recognized a significant need to treat both the eating disorder and the substance abuse simultaneously—a course that is not typically taken. “On admission, many of our patients do not even...

From the Heart: Caregivers Share New Experiences During Schwartz Center Rounds

At most hospitals, grand rounds provide a forum for clinicians to learn about and discuss challenging medical cases. At McLean, a new kind of rounds offers something different—a rare opportunity for clinical staff to talk openly about the emotional side of caregiving. McLean is only the second psychiatric site in the country to adopt this form of peer education, an extension of the Kenneth...